AfriCamps Blog

17 Mar

Precautions for a clean and hygienic stay

AfriCamps Boutique Glamping takes the safety and wellbeing of every guest very seriously. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) recently declared a pandemic, we are aware of the uncertainties surrounding your upcoming trip. We encourage local guests to take their self-drive holidays as planned, and of...
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25 Nov

AfriCamps #BlackFriday19 Deal!

Pack your bags, AfriCampers – we have a super special offer for you this Black Friday! Make your booking on Friday 29 November 2019, for stays between 13 January 2020 and 9 April 2020 and save R500 per night! That means you’ll get R1000...
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17 Sep

AfriCamps’ Favourite Braai Recipes

Every year on 24 September we celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa. The braai has become synonymous with South Africa and its heritage and, so, Braai Day was born in 2005. But, make no mistake – South Africans don’t need a reason to...
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2 Sep

Summer Sale: Book now and save!

Okay, okay, we might not be wearing our flip flops just yet, but we can certainly feel summer approaching with all your bookings being made! (Hint, hint: summer spots are filling up!) Last year we introduced our Pre-Summer Sale and this year,...
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12 Aug

An AfriCamps Glamping Safari in Pongola Game Reserve

AfriCamps is off on yet another exciting journey. This time we’re heading to the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal where the world’s second-oldest private game reserve lies on the shore of the shimmering Lake Jozini. It’s here where you’ll...
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5 Jun

3-night AfriCamps Yoga Retreat: Reawakening

The Eden mountains are summoning you… come with a willingness to surrender and connect, to be vulnerable and to be transformed The first-ever AfriCamps yoga retreat is here and we invite you to reconnect, unwind and explore. We invited local yoga instructor, Malaika...
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14 Apr

Let’s go on an outdoor Easter adventure

After Christmas, Easter is probably the most exciting holiday period that kids look forward to each year.  And with this long weekend fast approaching, we thought we would give you a few ideas on how to ‘turn up the fun’ over an...
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2 Apr

Natal Midlands, here we come!

Travelling between Pietermaritzburg and the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, you’ll find the Midlands Meander. A tourist route popular for the relaxed atmosphere, picturesque countryside and welcoming people. Here you will experience a variety of stunning nature, adventure activities, South African history, local...
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29 Mar

Golfing meets glamping in Hazyview this May

The AfriCamps at Mackers’ Stay and Play Package is tailored for golfing serenity seekers eager to beat the high season rush this May. In a nutshell: Includes: 2 nights’ stay at AfriCamps at Mackers in Hazyview, a day of golfing at the...
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6 Feb

Valentine’s Day Special: Bed, Brekkie & Bubbly

This Valentine’s Day, book your stay at selected AfriCamps locations for the night of 14 February 2019 and receive a ‘cook-your-own’ breakfast basket for two and complimentary bubbly all at a very special Valentine’s Day rate. Enjoy a midweek glamping getaway in...
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11 Jan

Must do’s at AfriCamps at Pat Busch

A stay at AfriCamps is not just about glamping. It is a chance to experience the surroundings, taste the local produce and simply unwind in nature. AfriCamps at Pat Busch offers the most breathtaking mountain views and plenty of ways to explore the mountain up close. Get...
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9 Nov

72 hours in Wellington, Cape Winelands

We are very excited to announce that our 8th AfriCamps location has opened right in the heart of the Cape Winelands! AfriCamps at Doolhof in Wellington opened on 14 December 2018 we happy glampers have been making memories ever since. Visitors from around...
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13 Sep

AfriCamps at Oakhurst opening specials

Our newest location, AfriCamps at Oakhurst in Wilderness is opening on 1 October 2018 and we would like to welcome our first guests with two not-to-be-missed opening specials! Special 1: More than 30% OFF for the next 50 bookings As from 13...
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1 Sep

30 Reasons to Glamp the Garden Route

We asked, and boy did you answer. We wanted to find out what our followers’ Garden Route bucket lists look like. Why is the Garden Route your next holiday destination? Although the reasons are endless, we narrowed it down to 30. Why...
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7 Aug

10 things the ladies will love at AfriCamps

At AfriCamps we love when families come together – whether it’s for a holiday, a birthday, or just a getaway. There is truly something for everyone at each of our AfriCamps locations. The kids will spend hours swimming, sliding, canoeing, making new friends on...
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1 Aug

Glamp the Garden Route Competition

AfriCamps at Oakhurst in Wilderness is opening on 1 October 2018, adding an additional stop as you travel to and through the Garden Route from one AfriCamps to the next. As we count down the days to the opening of AfriCamps at Oakhurst, we...
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10 Jul

The story behind SA’s favourite glamping brand

How did two Dutchies create South Africa’s favourite boutique camping brand? The Dutch travel magazine, Oog Voor Afrika recently interviewed AfriCamps’ co-owners Jeroen van Rootselaar and Manou Bleumink on the origins of AfriCamps and their road to success. We couldn’t keep this...
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5 Jul

Outdoor Wood-fired hot tubs at AfriCamps

If you’re visiting AfriCamps at Ingwe in Plettenberg Bay, AfriCamps at Doolhof in Wellington or AfriCamps at Oakhurst in Wilderness soon, you are in for a steamy hot, wood-fired treat. No, it’s not your delicious pre-booked braai pack, or even marshmallows on the fire...
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16 May

AfriCamps Current Winter Warmer Specials

As the cold of winter approaches, there is no need to miss out on an out-of-town adventure! With a fireplace and electric blankets on all of the beds, our tents are well equipped to keep you warm and cozy on cooler nights. To entice you even further, we...
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16 Mar

Snap share and win competition

WIN a complimentary night at any one of our AfriCamps locations Every month we gather all the AfriCamps moments shared with us via email or social media for our Snap, Share & Win Competition. And every month you stand a chance to...
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16 Oct

Blog post: AfriCamps at Ingwe

There are few places in South Africa that could be called paradise. One springs to mind, especially for those who are familiar with the popular resort of Plettenberg Bay. Conveniently situated only within half an hour from this town is a gem...
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22 Sep

Heritage Day

Heritage is described in the dictionary as ‘something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage’. In South Africa, we have so many diverse traditions and cultures that are celebrated on this public holiday....
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15 Sep

Activities at each of our AfriCamps camps

AfriCamps Activities If you are planning to visit one of our AfriCamps camps, you should know that the camps also offer some activities. AfriCamps at Klein Karoo offers you a sunset game drive and stargazing. You can rent mountain bikes and do...
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5 Sep

AfriCamps Adventure

Great excitement! That’s often the feeling you get when you are getting ready for a holiday or time away from home. Being someone who likes in advance to be well prepared, I started getting ready on Saturday for my time away on...
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25 Aug

The Tasting Room in Stanford

Food glorious food! Stanford is fast becoming one of the culinary hotspots of South Africa Here in the Western Cape, we are fortunate to have some tasty offerings. Some of these gastronomic delights can be found in Hermanus and Stanford area. So I...
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21 Aug

Slow Food and Wine Festival – Robertson

Slowly made…slowly enjoyed! Another great gem of the Robertson wine valley is this Slow Food and Wine festival which happens annually in August. Set out along the many venues, wine farms and restaurants in the area. Think of this as small intimate gatherings...
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4 Aug

Celebrate Women’s Day!

On National Women’s Day, we celebrate and honour women, recognising the important role of women in the transformation to a democratic South Africa. Women should be treated with dignity, recognised in their communities, their respective cultures, education and government.- Dawn Jorgersen (The Incidental...
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28 Jul

Rain Africa

Dreaming of a trip away where you can be in nature and still treat yourself to a pamper session? AfriCamps at Kam’Bati in Swellendam, teams up glamping with a relaxing day at the Rain Forest spa. In Africa, rain means life. The arrival...
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19 Jul

Hops on the Hills at Stanford Hills Estate

As winter rolls in most are keen to stay home under some blankets and keep warm, not at Stanford HIlls Estate! This past weekend they hosted their annual Hops on the Hills craft beer festival A day filled with great music, good...
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14 Jul

Wedding Venue- Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

AfriCamps at Pat Busch is slowly building up quite a reputation among our ‘glampers’ as being set on one of the most a breath-taking locations. The hunt for the perfect wedding venue can be somewhat of a daunting task, especially for new...
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30 Jun

Guest Post by Chapter 142

Glamping is like camping but more convenient and you don’t need to have any survival skills to enjoy your stay in a tent in nature. When you arrive, everything is already set up for you. All you need to do is to drop...
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31 May

World Travel Market and Slow Festival Update.

World Travel Market or better known as WTM is fast becoming one of the biggest travel fairs in Southern Africa. The main goal of WTM Africa is to promote Africa to worldwide audiences, with people from all over the world coming to learn,...
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